Sweet&Chilli take over The Gunmakers, Clerkenwell, London | News


The Gunmakers, located in Clerkenwell, has been taken over by the guys and girls who brought London Nine Lives, renowned drinks agency Sweet&Chilli.

Tucked away on Eyre Street Hill, the 19th century public house brings old school charm to London’s Little Italy.

The Gunmakers retains many of its original enchanting features, while surprising guests along the way, from the craft beers, cocktails, and Asian-inspired dishes to the Gun Club, a hidden hair studio up in the attic.

Newly appointed head chef, Madison Duffy, takes over the kitchen, serving her Asian inspired cuisine making use of seasonal, British produce and bold flavours.

Having previously worked in the likes of Wright Bros and Brooksby’s Walk, her menu showcases dishes such as ox tongue spring roll with chilli jam; crispy pig ears with nori; roasted pumpkin brik pastry, watercress and walnuts and chicken supreme served with lap cheong sausage, hispi cabbage and chilli.

The food is designed to share and heavily influenced by what’s in season and produced locally.

Located at the back of the pub is a lush garden, a genuine rarity in EC1.

With foliage and lanterns hanging from wooden beams overhead, this is a place to get cosy under thick blankets by the heaters and sip on owner Tom Soden’s legendary hot buttered rum this winter.

Climb all the way up to the top of The Gunmakers and you will be delighted to discover the Gun Club, run by Tim Whiting.

This is a hair studio and barber shop complete with its very own bar.

A home-away-from-home, with exposed brick walls, original barbershop pieces and lush greenery filling the space.


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